12.306 Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

Class Info

Introduction to the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere including experience with computer codes. Aerosols and theories of their formation, evolution, and removal. Gas and aerosol transport from urban to continental scales. Coupled models of radiation, transport, and chemistry. Solution of inverse problems to deduce emissions and removal rates. Emissions control technology and costs. Applications to air pollution and climate. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments.

This class has 5.60, 5.61, and 18.075 as prerequisites.

12.306 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by R. G. Prinn.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 66-160.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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